Propane is among the most efficient energy sources in the world, used for home heating, cooking, drying clothes, water heating and even fueling automobiles. But what do people rely on this source over others? Learn about the main advantages of propane.
Propane is Economical, Efficient and Widely Available
Propane can run nearly anything in your home that operates on electricity and at a cheaper cost than paying a monthly electric bill. Measured in British thermal units (BTUs), it is half as cheap to use as electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. You can get that much more heating value out of propane than electricity.
A combination of natural gas and petroleum, propane is widely available in the U.S. With the ongoing revolution in domestic oil and gas development, that’s not likely to change soon. Propane’s ability to become a liquid under pressure also means it’s not dependent on gas lines for transport. It can be transported by truck far beyond areas served by natural gas lines.
Safe and Environmentally Friendly
Propane was considered a green energy source long before the term became popular. Both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and National Energy Policy Act of 1992 categorize this gas as an approved alternative fuel. For example, it emits 60 to 70 percent less polluting hydrocarbons than gasoline. Meanwhile, it cuts emissions of toxic substances like benzene and toluene by as much as 96 percent.
Propane’s safety record is unparalleled, with its use closely regulated by the National Fire Protection Association.
Delivery Is Just a Phone Call Away
At Sullivan Oil & Propane we can set up automatic deliveries of propane or heating oil based on your home’s fuel use history and other factors.
For more information on the advantages of propane or to see if it’s right for your home, please check out Sullivan Oil & Propane’s propane delivery program, or call 610-365-1268 today.